In the “mystery read and solved” category stays “Five Little Pigs,” a criminal case novel that I enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon. Like other books of Agatha Christie, the story itself has Poirot in the center of the action. This time, the famous detective has to do with a crime which took place sixteen years ago, and things get complicated.
Five Little Pigs and the story in short
The book was my third one by Agatha Christie, and I may take a break from her detective stories.
Not that I didn’t enjoy this novel, but I am looking for different styles of writing when it comes to crime novels. Here are some short things to know about the narrative line:
When Carla Crale comes to Hercule Poirot to find the truth about her parents and her father’s death, the detective starts one of his most challenging seekings.
‘What are you going to do?’
‘I am going to visit this five people-and from each one I am going to get his or her own story.’
Five Little Pigs are the five suspects in the Amyas Crale’s murder, but only his wife, Caroline was the primary accused. The police and everybody thought she had a reason to do that, as her husband was planning to ditch her for another woman. She received the death punishment, but before she died, she wrote to her daughter that she didn’t commit the crime.
Poirot is going to interview all the potential suspects, after sixteen years since the crime and to discover the real murder.
The best thing? You get to know a lot of Poirot
The whole book is about interviews with the five suspects. Hercule Poirot has now to dig in the past, not to deal with an actual occurrence. All the people that were witnesses to the crime hat to pass through Poirot’s detective filter.
Interesting than other Agatha Christie stories was that Poirot lets his ingenious best in a shadow and he is not so prominent in this book. It’s like he’s allowing the tale to wave itself, and just sometimes he comes in by asking questions.
“Five Little Pigs” it still a great book by Agatha Christie. There is passion, mystery, anger, selfishness, and tragedy. A mix that won’t let you sleep without knowing the outcome of the story.